Jessica Rotter & Emily Colombier - "Stay/Animal Mashup"
This song, in it’s original version, is moving, and here, blending perfectly with Animal, it is heart stopping. It fuses emotional vocals, delicate instruments, and breathtaking harmonies. With the lo-fi technique used, you can hear every breath and every heartbeat.
Jessica Rotter is able to transcend creative boundaries and defy what’s expected of a modern female musician. The songstress’ voice has been heard across multiple genres, from movies, TV shows and commercials to backing vocals and collaborations with other artists—all in addition to her original songs. The list of artists she has worked with reads like a who’s who of the music industry today: Daft Punk, Carole King, Alicia Keys, Sam Smith, Sara Bareilles, and others.
Rotter’s family roots are steeped in music, with her grandfather writing songs for Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. With this background, Rotter describes herself as a “musical storyteller” with classical training from Pepperdine University in opera, musical theatre, and directing for theatre and film. She is just as comfortable using her voice in a major feature film (credits include Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 and Frozen) as she is performing one of her original songs live.
Following the success of charting #1 on HypeMachine with her mashup of Stay/Animal with Emily Colombier, Rotter just released her first full length album, Plains.
Together Rotter and Colombier join Sarah Margaret Huff to create JEMS, a gorgeous female trio. Through collaborations on their own projects, they discovered how beautifully their voices blended and decided to share their music with the world. Sarah Margaret Huff’s bright soaring timbre is combined with Emily Colombier’s soulful earthy quality and met in the middle by Jessica Rotter’s colorful blend of the two. Through rich three-part harmonies, JEMS weaves stories, sounds, and raw emotion with a shimmering fervor. Listeners of all kinds can’t seem to resist the songwriting prowess and vocal alchemy of JEMS.
So today, like a butterfly floating delicately on the wind I choose Jessica Rotter & Emily Colombier’s "Stay/Animal Mashup" as my, with gold dripping off the clouds, with the azure ocean shining upon you, like little pink diamonds falling from the trees, song for a, with hope comes change, with change comes progress, with progress comes hope, Friday.